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Very ominous headline for HPL fans: "Odd lifeforms discovered under a half-mile of Antarctic ice"


ignant666
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https://boingboing.net/2021/02/18/odd-lifeforms-discovered-under-a-half-mile-of-antarctic-ice.html

https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-discover-strange-creatures-under-a-half-mile-of-ice/

https://twitter.com/BAS_News/status/1361198123213852673

It may be that we will look back with fond nostalgia on the "plague year" of 2020, because, bad as it was, it was before the Elder Things woke up.

 

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Tiny little Elder Things that live 160 miles under ice and are anchored to rocks. 🙂 Perhaps they will grow. 


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Read the article: the tiny things have to get some form of nutrients, so they hypothesize things that are not anchored to rocks but mobile might be down there too:

Griffiths and his team also can’t yet say if mobile creatures like fish and crustaceans also live around the rock—the camera didn’t glimpse any—so it’s not clear if the sessile animals face some kind of predation. “Are they all eating the same food source?” asks Griffiths. “Or are some of them kind of getting nutrients from each other? Or are there more mobile animals around somehow providing food for this community?” These are all questions only another expedition can answer.

https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-discover-strange-creatures-under-a-half-mile-of-ice/

The "mobile animals" are probably the Elder Things.


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